Friday, September 18, 2009



Florida is a suburb of Roodepoort and lies to the west of Johannesburg. Roodepoort and its suburbs were built on the farm of the same name, with its residential stands being sold in 1887. It used to be a busy mining and industrial centre. Visitors to Florida Lake can see a bronze monument by Dale Lace commemorating the discovery of gold in the area (now removed because of vandalism/ or stolen) , and the lake is (was/may yet again become) a wonderful spot for picnicking and enjoying the fresh air and its local duck inhabitants especially interesting to watch as they waddle around.

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